The Quebec government wants to ban the sale of cannabis candies and desserts, including chocolate, even as the sale of edibles will become legal in the rest of the country this fall.

In a statement issued July 24, the province’s junior health minister said federal cannabis regulations don’t go far enough in protecting children from accidentally consuming the drug.

“To reduce the risk of accidental poisoning in children, we are proposing a ban on the sale of products that are attractive to them, like chocolate and gummies,” Lionel Carmant said in the statement.

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